Name : Sahizada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi.
Nick name : Boom Boom Afridi.
Date of Birth : 1 March, 1980.
Place of Birth :
Batting Style : Right Handed Batsman.
Bowling Style : Right Arm Medium, Leg break & Googly.
Role : Middle order batsman & part time bowler. ODI Debut : against
TEST Debut : against
Playing Teams :
ONE DAY INTERNATIONAL CAREER::
Matches : 260(As on June 2008)
Runs : 5445
Best : 109 vs.
Strike Rate : 109.67
Average : 23.74
100’s : 4
50’s : 29.
Matches : 260
Wickets : 232
Best figures : 5/11.
Economy : 4.61run’s per over.
Average : 34.64
Catches : 91.
Matches : 26(As on April 2008).
Runs : 1683.
Best : 156 vs.
Strike Rate : 86.62.
Average : 37.40
100’s : 5.
50’s : 8.
Matches : 26.
Wickets : 47
Best figures : 5/52.
Economy : 4.12run’s per over.
Average : 34.89
Catches : 10
5/10 wickets : 1/0.
Afridi’s personal information::
Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi (born on March 1, 1980 in Khyber Agency to Pashtun parents of the Afridi tribe in Kohat) popularly knew as Shahid Afridi or his nickname Boom Boom Afridi. In a recent survey Afridi was named as the most popular cricketer in
Bowling wise, his stock ball is the leg break but his armory also includes the conventional off break and quicker one which he can deliver at nearly 80mph in the style of a medium pacer. He bowls at a high speed for a spinner, resulting in lesser turn, and relying more on variations in speed. He occasionally sends down a bouncer to a batsman, which very rate for a spin bowler.
Starting from his Career::
Afridi made his ODI debut on October 2, 1996 against
It is perceived that his batting that his batting struggles on bouncy pitches and against opponents like
In the 2007 world Twenty20, Afridi performed poorly, where people were expecting much from him, but he disappointed everyone with his bat, but done brilliantly with the ball through out the tournament to earn him the “Man the Series” award.
Coming on to his Test cricket, Afridi made his Test Debut on October 22, 1998 against
Afridi in Indian premier League(IPL)::
Afridi who is better known for his aggressive batting style was picked for the Deccan Chargers (
Afridi’s Stats in IPL::
Matches : 10
Runs : 81
Top score : 33
Strike Rate : 176.09
Average (Bat ): 10.13
Wickets : 9
Best figures : 3/28
Economy : 7.53run’s per over.
Some Achievements and records of Afridi::
~ Afridi holds the record of scoring fastest one day century of 37 balls against Sri Lanka at the age of 16years and 217days n his maiden International innings.
~ Afridi holds the joint record with Brian Lara for the third fastest ODI century off 45 balls.
~ He is first player to score 12 runs off one ball, by hitting the roof of the Millennium stadium; this took place in a game of power cricket.
~ Afridi made 32 runs off Malinga Bandara of
~ Afridi is the only third player in ODI history to achieve the combination of 5000 runs and 200 wickets besides Sanath Jayasuriya (
~ Afridi hold the record of scoring fastest ODI fifty (off 18 balls) besides Sanath Jayasuriya (of 17 balls).
~ Afridi has 5 Test centuries against
~ He also holds the record of hitting most number of sixes in ODI history(229 six’s ) besides Sanath Jayasuriya.